“Colorizing these photos will allow the people depicted in them to speak to us from the past,” says artist Yusuf Tolga Ünker.
Turkish artist Yusuf Tolga Ünker colorizes black and white photos from the Holocaust.
Relaying the message to skeptics that these horrors indeed took place, the artist transforms famous historical images into modern scenes that appear to be taking place in the present.
This tool makes the photos even more shocking to the current viewer.
Today, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, #WeRemember.
"Colorizing these photos will allow the people depicted in them to speak to us from the past."Turkish artist Yusuf Tolga Ünker colorizes black and white photos from the Holocaust: To force the viewer to see it as if it was happening today; to make deniers understand that those horrors indeed were the reality. His work turns historical images which we have seen many times before into even more shocking and emotional photos. For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, #WeRemember.
Posted by World Jewish Congress on Saturday, January 26, 2019
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